Keely Lane

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Trailer Trash's Nate Dungan: "Honky tonk music comes right up out of the ground"

    When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Rich Mattson honors Paul Wellstone, Uptown Bar on Ol' Yeller's Levels

    By Craig Planting From 2001 until 2007, Americana roots-rockers Ol' Yeller put out five studio albums (including 2004's Sounder which won a Minnesota Music Award) and toured the country, especially Texas, over a dozen times. They became a favorite of Twin Cites musicians and local music scenesters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Control Alt Country Delete at Grumpy's NE tonight

    Photo courtesy of CACD's Facebook pageJennifer Markey, lookin' 'bout State Fair-ed out‚ÄčIf you ask me, this sounds like the best deal in town tonight. You go to Grumpy's NE between 6-8PM. You bring your own vinyl to spin, presumably country would be best, and you get a free drink. You also get trea ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 14, 2003

    Muttonchop Rock

    Dogged, lion-hearted, and gentle as a lamb: Meet Ol' Yeller's Rich Mattson

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.

  • Music

    December 15, 1999

    Where the Trash Picks You Up

    With their first album of originals, Lee's house band heads for fresh country

  • News

    July 23, 1997

    The Bar at the Edge of the World

    Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.